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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:54 am

:redface: Gee thank you Heksie. Image

Easy one!!.....Where did the word Reptile originate from and what does it mean?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:07 am

From the old French word reptile or Latin rēptileand, rēptilis meaning 'creeping or crawling' :hmz:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:10 pm

:clap: Phokojwe :clap: .....and well explained. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:09 pm

Which is the largest reptile in the world?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:52 am

The saltwater Croc :w:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:14 pm

:thumbs_up: There is a living specimen that the Guinness Book of World Records has validated as 7m long and weighing 2000kg!
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:41 am

WOW that is BIG OWN :big_eyes:
How big was the largest recorded nile croc do you think just for interest sake? We are still waiting for Phokojwe to say if I was correct... This is not part of the reptile Q and I don't know the answer but I know you are a living wikipedia OWN :w:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:45 am

Hummpphhhhh; I hardly ever use Wikipedia, Heksie. :naughty: Have a wealth of good books at home; nothing like a good book, they say. :wink: The largest Nile Crocodile, as far as I remember, was pretty much over six metres, but the weight didn't come near this salt-water monster. Would love to know how old the guy is. :hmz:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:49 am

I didn't mean you use wikipedia I meant that you know so much that instead of us using wikipedia we can ask you :thumbs_up: as you are our source of knowledge :gflower:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:34 am

Heksie and onewithnature :clap: :clap: :clap:

It is indeed the saltwater crocodile that can grow up to 7m and weigh over 1000kg.
According to Guinness, the record the largest saltwater croc in captivity was measured at 6.17m and weighed 1075kg

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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:34 am

Thanks Phokojwe :D

What happens to most male frogs during the breeding season?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:29 am

They develop enlarged thumbs or spiny pads which allow them to grip the slippery females
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:24 am

Heksie wrote:I didn't mean you use wikipedia I meant that you know so much that instead of us using wikipedia we can ask you :thumbs_up: as you are our source of knowledge :gflower:


:D :D :gflower: (But, between you and me, there are some very schooled guides on this forum that are the real academicians; wonder what has happened to most of them. :hmz: :( )
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:23 am

Phokojwe you are it :thumbs_up:

They are in the bush? :hmz:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:28 am

Why should you never pick up a tortoise unless to move it to a place of safety?
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